Hide your mothers, aunts, and even grandmas because Maxwell has returned. His new single Lake by the Ocean has the soft beats and sweet words that will make any old soul quiver. Maxwell is back with his long anticipated fifth studio album BlackSUMMERS’night.
“I’m always working on music. But when you put into play the release of an album, it’s a different situation; kind of a relationship” he told Billboard.
The emergence of his new song is simply the beginning. While Columbia Records is not releasing his album until July 1st, Maxwell has announced he is going on tour. Just in time for a baby making summer, the 25 date tour will begin on June 18. It will include a special headlining performance at the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans. The remaining cities and dates will be released on April 11.
We waited 7 long years for this album, but Maxwell assures us it is well worth the wait. He shouts out our president and first lady on the album to show appreciation. When the 2009 BLACKsummers’night, came out the Obamas was just elected.
“Now as I’m releasing this new album, he and the First Lady are just about to leave. So I just wanted to send a nod to them and the way that it’s expressed is pretty nice. It’s about having that special woman around you when the world is crazy.”
Maxwell also admits he has a few boogie records on the album, something to get every one moving. Maxwell has been in the game for 20 years already and he is still going.
Listen to the sultry single below…